Enlistment of journal in Scopus, Thomson Reuters
Each year, Thomson Reuters considers about 2 000 new journals for inclusion in the lists of its scientometrical databases, but admits only around 10% of them. Such statistics can be seen in another, equally authoritative base - Scopus. In some cases, the journal which aspires to be admitted, along with the refusal gets a ban on re-filing the application for a long time.
This is partly due to the fact that some journals have their own enrichment (not helping scientists) as the ultimate goal. And in order to prevent this type of journals in the most prestigious of international databases, strict requirements have been implemented. They must be followed both before applying, and during the consideration. At the same time it is important not to forget that each database has its own peculiarities, and only by taking them into account and honoring them, the magazine can get international recognition. Sometimes preparation of the journal for inclusion to the lists may take several months or even years, but the end result is worth it.
We have been cooperating with Thomson Reuters and Scopus for a long time now, so we know every nuance, which arises during the preparation, filing of application and issues’ maintenance after the admittance. We are very pleased to see journals from CIS, which reach the international level with our help, enabling scientists to share their ideas with the world.
Not every journal, even if it is in the list of HAC, or RSCI, is ready for this step. Admittance of your journal to Scopus and Thomson Reuters, if listening to Publ.Science Company advices is more than real!